RE: [CR]Inexpensive tubulars redux

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From: "Dave Patrick" <Patrick@aardvark-pro.com>
To: <youngc@netreach.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Inexpensive tubulars redux
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 12:23:48 -0500
In-Reply-To: <3e5e41c5.6dcd.374661098@netreach.net>


Charlie,

I believe you can purchase the D'Allessandro tubulars thru L.Bico in Michigan. Their ad is always in the classified section of Velonews, so you can track down contact info there. Also, The Yellow Jersey in Madison, WI still sells the D'Allessandro tubulars, so you might try them as well.

You can find the less expensive Hutchinson tubulars in the U.K., if you hunt. Try St.John Street Cycles @ http://www.sjscycles.co.uk , as I believe they stock these. I hate to say it, but the Conti Sprinters aren't too expensive if purchased from a U.K. dealer (about $32 each as of last year), so you might consider this. For that price, it's a great tire, but it does have all black side walls.

I hope this helps and good luck.

Dave Patrick Chelsea, Michigan

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of Charlie Young Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 11:50 AM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]Inexpensive tubulars redux

My LBS can't seem to find a distributor for the inexpensive D'Alessandro Special tubulars that he had obtained previously. Before that he had Hutchinson Tempo 1 and Tempo 2 tires that were quite servicable. They appear not to be part of the Hutchinson line up now. He asked me to do a little web research to find an alternative (he has electricity but no internet connection). Does anyone have some suggestions for sources (retail and wholesale) for inexpensive (and reasonably round and true) tubulars? Obviously I'm looking for tires with classical appearance so green, orange, red, and all black tires need not apply.

The only thing (in cheap tires) that I've run across so far is La Bicicletta with Vittoria Rally tires (black and, I think, tan sidewalls) at $13 ea. or $109 per box of 10. I've had marginal luck with the hideous green version of the Rally but the sample size is small (n=3). Yellow Jersey lists the D'Alessandro also at $18.95 ea.

Thanks, Charlie "bottom feeder"

Charlie Young
Honeybrook, PA